Hydrolysis in Green Plants by Moonlight

@article{Semmens1932HydrolysisIG,
  title={Hydrolysis in Green Plants by Moonlight},
  author={E. S. Semmens},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1932},
  volume={130},
  pages={243-243}
}
IN view of the recent interesting discussion on ‘Lunar Periodicity in Organisms’, which has appeared in these columns,1 some very simple experiments, carried out in South Africa in the grounds of Huguenot University College, would appear to throw some light on the subject. 
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